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Saturday, October 16, 2021

Calvin Simon remembrance


                      Calvin Edward Simon

       May 16, 1952 - October 5, 2021

With heavy hearts, the Simon family regrets announcing the passing of our beloved Calvin Simon.

Born in Kingsport, Tennessee to Henry “Buddy" Simon, Sr. and Pauline Shade Simon (both deceased).

His spouse Peggy Porter Simon of Texas preceded him in death on September 26, 2021.

Survived by two daughters: Shantell Simon Wade (David -TN), Shammara Simon Eppenger (TX), and mother of his daughters, Brenda Lyons Simon (NV); Four stepchildren: Gary Porter (TX), Vickie Porter Jackson (Marcus - TX), Calvin Porter (deceased - TX), Tammy Porter (TX); Three grandchildren, Mykhah Calvin Simon (TN), Marley Smith (TX), Gabriel Wade (TN), and ten step grandchildren (TX).

Siblings, Victor “Vic Danger" Simon (deceased) (survived by wife Gretta),  Danny “Pete” Simon (deceased) (survived by wife Jennifer), Spencer “Tootsie" Simon of Georgia, Earl “Peanut" Simon (survived by wife Lakitha of Texas)

Also survived by half-sister and brothers Nate Thurman (Deborah) of Alabama,  Linda Merriweather (Ned) of Alabama,  Henry “Buddy" Blackman Simon, Jr. (Michelle) of Ohio,  Jackie Simon Jackson (John) of California,  Terrence Lynn Simon of Ohio, a host of relatives including nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Calvin was a resident of Kingsport, Tennessee from 1952 to 1976, and Dallas, Texas from 1976 to 2021.

He was an alumnus of the Douglass Elementary School, and Dobyns-Bennett High School, both Kingsport, TN, graduating high school in 1970.

He served in the U. S. Army from 1973 to 1975 in Military Intelligence, 36 years as an electrician (member of the IBEW) and Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.

Calvin was passionate about football, basketball, golf, chess, playing his guitar and especially “shooting the breeze" with his buddies.

No deliberate intent to leave anyone out, but please know that he had a long list of family and friends whom he cherished dearly.

Although recently his health began failing, he often spoke of having lived a full life and made his peace with Our Savior, requesting that little tears fall, and much laughter would fill the room and hearts of those he leaves behind.

As per his request, no funeral services will be held. A commemorative memorial will be held in Kingsport, Tennessee at a future date. Notice will be given in advance.